GGACR/Sol Badguy

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Overview

Overview

Sol Badguy is a hard hitting, close-to-mid-range character who can either play a fundamentals gameplan structured around frame traps and counter-hits, or a wild style that leverages his riskier options. No matter the style, Sol rewards players with a good grasp of YomiFrom Japanese "読み". Knowing the mind of the opponentTo understand in some way what is going on in the mind of the other player and play around it. Usually involved in reads and conditioning..

Sol has decent footsies potential, but his party really starts once he is in close range — once he's close enough to make the opponent block 2PGGAC Sol 2P.pngGuard:
Mid
Startup:
5
Recovery:
4
Advantage:
+2
and 2SGGAC Sol 2S.pngGuard:
Mid
Startup:
10
Recovery:
8
Advantage:
+3
he can enforce his offense. Sol has wide cancel windows and flexible gatling options which let Sol create frame traps and mix up timings. If Sol can get the opponent to attack into a frame trap, or to take his command grab, Wild ThrowGGAC Sol 623K.pngGuard:
70 pixels
Startup:
4
Recovery:
31
Advantage:
-
, then he gets to decimate their lifebar with his iconic SidewinderGGAC Sol j236H.pngGuard:
High/Air
Startup:
9
Recovery:
Until landing+13
Advantage:
-
Loops. Sidewinder is a satisfying, rewarding, and fun button to land which acts as the big reward for playing Sol well. The combos which use it are very specific, but reward so handsomely that Sol frequently routes into it.

Sol is usually played with one of two opposing ideologies. There's the fundamental Sol who leans into the frame traps and patience, and there's the "Kusoru" Sol — the Sol who uses hard reads and unexpected attacks like Riot StampGGAC Sol 214K.pngGuard:
High/Air
Startup:
9 after reaching wall
Recovery:
3 after landing
Advantage:
-4~
and Grand ViperGGAC Sol 214S-2.pngGuard:
Low×7, Mid
Startup:
17
Recovery:
37
Advantage:
-21
and more to overwhelm the opponent's mental stack, or die trying.

Whichever camp you might choose to side with, Sol has a few moves that are universally helpful. Volcanic ViperGGAC Sol 623S.pngGuard:
Mid
Startup:
5
Recovery:
29+8 after landing
Advantage:
-43
is a fantastic DPDragon Punch A move that has invulnerability during its startup, long recovery, and a rising motion. that allows Sol to disrespect and challenge gaps in the opponent's offense and force them to play around it. Gun FlameGGAC Sol 236P.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
21
Recovery:
Total 50
Advantage:
-3
, especially when paired with FRC, is a good projectile that rewards Sol greatly on counter hit and helps him re-buy his offense. Finally, Wild Throw gives Sol a rewarding way to crack an opponent who is content to hold his frame traps. Mastery of these tools, as well as his character specific combo routes, lets you pilot a powerful and expressive character.
Playstyle
Sol Badguy is an aggressive close-to-mid range character with a number of unconventional ways to break opens his opponents defenses and subvert their attempts at zoning.
Pros Cons
  • Slugger: Sol's close range options, such as 2P, +3 on block 2S, Volcanic Viper, and Wild Throw are scary tools. His frame traps and counter hit conversions are incredibly damaging in skilled hands and can usually score a knockdown to set up another favorable sequence.
  • Strong AbareAn attack during the opponent's pressure, intended to interrupt it.: Sol has a lot of good ways to contest the opponent's advantage. Sol has staples such as a 3 frame anti-air 5K and Volcanic Viper, as well as tricky evasive options — 2D and Grand Viper are incredibly low profile, and Riot Stamp in the corner can catch people off guard by high profiling their attacks.
  • Scary Conversions: Sol's pokes, namely f.S and 5H, are all around solid and have great conversions into combos. Even his riskier option, Grand Viper, leads to such terrifying damage on clean hit that people can be forced to respect the option.
  • Expanded Cancel Windows: 6P, 2H, 6H, 2D, and j.D can be cancelled during their recovery frames, which can be used to bait a response and punish with a frametrap.
  • No Legs: Sol is notoriously difficult to combo thanks to a weird air-hurtbox and some of his air moves have retracted hurtboxes.
  • Unimpressive Okizeme: Although his reward for landing a combo can be quite high, Sol's actual mixup game isn't particularly special. A lot of his scariest pressure ties into frame traps and punishing the opponent's decisions. Outside of frame traps, Sol usually relies on basic safe jumps or FRC Gunflame to help keep the pressure on.
  • Funky Neutral: In order to bypass the pokes of characters with better footsies, Sol may have to lean on riskier approach options. Fortunately, the reward for being correct is suitably high.
  • Limited Blockstring Pressure: Sol will generally need to spend meter to keep the heat on, and will tend to prefer going for the mixup fairly quickly.
Note: Sol's Sidewinder Loop requires character specific precision. While characters can be grouped into clean hit categories, it is still difficult to perform and every additional Sidewinder attempt is an added risk. Sidewinder Loops are a significant part of what makes Sol strong and failing to capitalize on them is a significant issue.

Clean Hits

Some of Sol's moves change properties depending on how they hit the opponent. Sol's damage output comes from Clean Hits, which involve hitting the opponent at a position specific to the move in question, the opponent, and the opponent's position. Moves that inflict Clean Hits have a * in their name for quick reference. Clean Hits are always optimal. They lead to better combo extensions in every instance. The damage bonuses to Sidewinder and Force Break Tyrant Rave allow Sol to deal over 50% damage to the opponent off of one conversion.

Clean Hit Diagrams can be found here: http://www.dustloop.com/guides/ggac/data/images/cleanhit/clean_hit_diagrams.html

During a combo, Clean Hits become harder and harder to land as the number of Clean Hits increases. This resets after the combo ends. This means that the fourth Clean Hit will need to be more precise than the first Clean Hit, for example.

Four moves deal clean hits: Sidewinder, Grand Viper, Bandit Bringer, and Force Break Fafnir. Landing a Clean Hit with any one of these changes the effects of the move:

  • Sidewinder: Doubled untechable time. Damage increases with the number of Clean Hits per combo. The cornerstone of Sol's most damaging bread and butter combo.
  • Grand Viper: Increased untechable time, leads to a full combo. Launches higher.
  • Bandit Bringer: Floats slightly higher, increased untechable time.
  • Force Break Fafnir: Floor slides as opposed to regular knockdown. Full conversions near the corner.
    • Force Break Tyrant Rave: Does not have a clean hit, but gains a damage boost based on clean hit count similarly to Sidewinder.

Clean Hit Bonus Damage Formula: 25+(30+Number Of Clean Hits)x3+84

GGACR Sol Nameplate.png
GGACR Sol Badguy Portrait.png
Damage Received:1x
Guts Rating:1/5
Weight:Middleweight (x1.0)
Stun Resistance:60
Prejump:3F
Backdash:16F (1~>8F invuln)
Wakeup:53F (Face Up)/ 49F (Face Down)

Need help getting started? Go to this page for information targeted at new players. It covers easy combos, key moves, and what to do after you knock the opponent down.

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Normal Moves

GGACR Sol Badguy Normal Icon.png   Normal
GGACR Sol Badguy DI Icon.png   Dragon Install

5P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
10 Mid 4 4 6 0 - 1

Standard jab and occasional poke, overall a pretty niche tool in Sol's kit. Useful for frame traps, tick throws, etc.

  • Better than average startup. Can tag a lot of beefier moves during their startup or cooldown.
  • Clutch Anti-air, but lacks the vertical coverage of 5K/2H.
  • Strong burst bait tool due to its overall low recovery time and jump cancel.
  • Whiffs on crouching Millia, Faust, and May. Leads to whiff > throw setups.

Establishes offense. Gatling into it from 2P > 2K, if the opponent has been conditioned to block high in reaction to standing animations.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

5K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
14×2 Mid 3 2,6 13 -7 - 2

Privileged 3F normal that does it all: anti-air, abare, punishes, and active enough to catch backdashes on reaction or OS.

  • Works as a frame trap tool after Sol does a safe poke.
  • Preferred normal to OS with Sol's throw.
  • Note: a large chunk of the cast can crouch under the second hit, especially when hit or blocked from farther out.

On air hit, 5K is confirmed from with 2H or a j.P/j.K into a sidewinder loop or an aircombo into VV knockdown. On air CH, 5K has enough hitstun to combo to Sidewinder from an IAD j.S or j.D with stricter timing.

Gatling Options: 6P, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

c.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
30 Mid 5 2 12 0 - 3

Sol's main punish starter for meterless and non-counter hit combos. Versatile gatlings from all of Sol's lower level buttons, useful mid combo as a confirm/filler/stopping point.

  • Recovers quickly enough that 5K(1) > c.S lets you confirm a hit or a burst.
  • Leans forward during startup, letting Sol move past some hitboxes depending on spacing (e.g. Dead Angles).
  • 0 on block with very little pushback, amazing tick throw tool.

Can lead to Dustloops, Sidewinders, and TK Bandit Revolvers. Mid-corner combo against airborne opponents, can be jump canceled into a j.D for a high damage Sidewinder or Dustloop. In the corner, you'll usually start your loops with c.S > 6P.

Gatling Options: 6P, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

f.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
30 Mid 7 1 24 -11 - 3

Extremely fast for its range, f.S is good for gaining initiative round start or establishing offense in neutral.

  • Confirms into 5H or FB Fafnir from max range, gaining positional advantage or some moderate poke damage.
  • Gatling into 2S makes f.S > 2S pressure very safe and lets Sol make his way in.
  • For meter, converts at a decent range leads to 5H > Fafnir, can go into Tyrant Rave for some extra damage.

Be careful, Sol extends his hurtbox on the first frame. Active only for one frame and is easily backdashed, but can be preemptively canceled to 2S to make it safer.

Gatling Options: 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

5H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
40 Mid 11 2 26 -9 - 5

Slower, long ranged poke, punish, and combo tool that leads to big damage on counter hit. Difficult to contest.

  • Combos into Grand Viper up close or from a long-range counter hit, leading to Sidewinder Loops.
  • Confirms into (FB) Fafnir to let Sol get in from midscreen.
  • Can frame trap out of 6P's extended cancel window.

On CH against standing opponents, leads to Instant Air Dash > j.S > stuff > Sidewinder Loop, Confirms into Bandit Bringer against most crouching opponents, though Grand Viper remains the most reliable combo afterward. 5H goes into (SJ)IAD j.P or j.K against airborne opponents, or after a confirm of xx > 6P > 5H when the 6P is landed somewhat close. Just don't get predictable with airdash pressure.

Gatling Options: 2H, 5D, 2D

5D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
17 High 24 3 24 -13 - 3

Decent damage combo starter, but awful range, and slow and easily reactable, despite being one of the fastest 5Ds in the game. Sol's only grounded overhead.

  • Leads to significant damage and a knockdown, especially with an Impossible Dust.
  • Horrid range, very unsafe, and huge CH state window. Keep meter on hand to cancel it.

Don't get predictable. 5D's range is only slightly farther than Wild throw and it is highly telegraphed.

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face up on CH. Sol is CH state 1~30F.

6P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
32 Mid 11 3 20 -9 1~8F, 14~21F Upper Body
9~13F Above Knees
3

Prime corner combo launcher and counter hit fishing button, 6P beats out many poke attempts and confirms from nearly anywhere on counterhit.

  • Mid level hitting gut punch which beats many standing buttons. Blows back on hit. Major frame trap button with many gatling options.
  • Can be cancelled at any point during its recovery.
  • Clutch Anti Air.

Vital in frame traps but loses to many lows and low profile moves, pay attention to your spacing and timing. Despite this, with the rewards, you should expect to be using this move a lot.

Gatling Options: c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face up, face down after wallbounce. Wall bounces on hit (untechable for 30 frames). Initial prorate 90%.

6H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
32×2 Mid 13 5,1 30 -14 - 4

Occasional ranged button, High-risk high-reward (on CH) Anti-Air. Not particularly strong by itself.

  • Decent stun and damage, but ends your combo without meter.
  • Cancel window lasts until the end of recovery for late frame traps.
  • Pushes Sol's hurtbox pretty far forward, CH state for the whole move.
  • Has a difficult confirm into Grand Viper if it counters on the first hit.

6H will get counter hit very easily if used poorly. It is more difficult to contest in the air though, so air CH confirms lead to Bandit Bringer. Be very cautious about using this move.

Additional Frame Data: Dizzy modifier x1.5. Sol is in CH state for entire duration.

2P

2K

2S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
25 Mid 10 3 8 +3 - 3

Decent range, fairly active, very disjointed, low recovery time, and +3 on block make this an excellent hitconfirm blockstring ender, neutral button, and baiting tool.

  • Strong low reaching poke due to hitbox/hurtbox ratio.
  • Links into P and K normals and c.S on late hits.
  • OS: 5P/2P/2K > 2S is a natural frame trap on block, will combo on hit. Also works if delayed from 5K.

Discourages button pushing when properly spaced. Timing 2S ambiguously on oki especially is very tricky to defend against and can give you information on the opponent's mindset.

Gatling Options: 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

2H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
36 Mid 8 6 26 -13 - 5

High reaching upwards swing which gives you a day and a half to confirm on counter hit. Sol's main relaunch tool.

  • Beats many moves and scores CH due to the strong hitbox. Trades in Sol's favor most of the time. Burst safe if followed with BB or jump cancelled on CH.
  • Fast enough to combo off of level 1 buttons.
  • Special cancel window extends into its recovery frames.
  • Can be OS'd with 5P/2P to bait bursts mid combo.
  • On counter hit, a Bandit Bringer will convert, and will whiff and recover if they burst.

Works as a slower but stronger Anti Air than 5K, and late frame trap tool. Can be a nightmarish meaty if they feel like rolling the dice. 2H is strong, but don't whiff it.

Gatling Options: 5D, 2D

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face down on CH. Floats on CH (untechable for 60F). Initial prorate 90%.

2D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
28 Low 7 3 20 -6 4~23F Low Profile 4

Amazing: mid-ranged, low profile sweep which can go under 80% of moves in the game, even during pressure. Your best friend.

  • Can go under bursts, Stun Edges, Johnny ranged pokes, other sweeps, etc. Will even score counter hits against some jump-ins.
  • Special cancel window extends into its recovery frames.
  • Free combo on counter hit.
  • Near-corner conversions into FB Fafnir when too far for regular meterless juggles to work.
  • Can combo to Clean Hit Grand Viper on normal hit against Jam, Bridget, Millia, and Kliff.
    • Further applies to May and Baiken near the corner, or if 3 or more hits precedes the 2D.

Leads into Bandit Revolver RC for a conversion. CH leads to Gun-Flame > FRC, mashless Grand Viper, or Gun-Flame > FB Fafnir to Sidewinder Loop. Also does a strong, unburstable kill combo by going straight into Tyrant Rave ver.Beta.

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face down. Initial prorate 90%.

j.P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
13 High/Air 5 7 4 - - 1

Fast, general use air normal with a very active hitbox, and which shrinks Sol's hurtbox, letting it beat a lot of moves. One of Sol's best and most annoying normals.

  • Good for airdash pressure due to its gatling options. Staggered self cancels can be used to bait bursts.
  • Can let Sol sneak past some Anti Airs due to the hurtbox change.
  • Easy, if scaled, confirms off of things like Gunflame.
  • Leads to burst safe, character specific Sidewinder setups.

The hurtbox shrinkage can let you do lower airdash crossup setups. Vital in Sol's difficult SJIAD combos.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.K, j.S, j.H

j.K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
22 High/Air 6 6 17 - - 2

Mainly horizontal. Useful for covering air backdashes or air-to-air out of a backwards jump. Better defensively than offensively.

  • Mostly for filler in SW loops, especially when scaling is too high for j.S/H/D to connect.
  • Occasionally useful in airdash pressure. Be careful as it will whiff on some crouchers.

Useful with j.P or j.S. Works sparingly if intentionally whiffed mid-string into land > grab, or late after a j.P to catch them trying to hit buttons. Try not to whiff it.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.S, j.D

j.S

j.H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
24×2 High/Air 9 6,8 0 - - 3

0 Recovery frames. Weird hurtbox. Lingers for forever. Pseudo-God Normal.

  • The shrunken hurtbox can make this outright impossible to Anti-Air with some moves.
  • Links into any jumping normal on hit.
  • Hit meaty and high enough off the ground, Sol can airdash immediately afterwards for an airdash mixup.

Very difficult to contest in any regular fashion. Useful in Sidewinder conversions. The recovery makes opponents tear out their hair. One of Sol's most used air options.

Additional Frame Data: Untechable on air hit for 17F.

j.D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
40 High/Air 9 7 10+5 after landing - - 4

Large, damaging move with abnormally high untechable time that loops into itself, for the titular DUSTLOOP.

  • Launches on hit, useful in airdash and corner combos, can convert into delayed Sidewinders for optimal damage.
  • Fullscreen conversions on counter hit due to wallbounce.
  • Can lead to a fuzzy guard setup (too or from), can be the fuzzy guard attack against Potemkin, Eddie, Johnny, Anji, and Justice.

Partially responsible for Sol's obscene damage output. Works with 5 in a row in one combo with a 3-hit prior starter. Teyah them to death.

Additional Frame Data: Blowback on normal hit (untechable for 27F). Wall bounces on CH (untechable for 54F). Initial prorate 90%.

Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
60 43 pixels - - - - - -

Average throw. Unspectacular unless done in the corner. Should be OS'd with 5K, or sometimes c.S.

  • Only knocks down 25% of the cast by itself. Leads to free conversions in the corner against the other 75% with 5K.
    • Bandit Revolver loop leads to 15-20% damage, more meter, and knockdown.
    • Sidewinder Loop does similar damage with [5K > j.P > j.K/j.S] or [5K > 6P > 2H > j.S/j.D] > SW.

Compared to Wild Throw, it's faster, safer (when OS'd), and is a reversal, but doesn't have WT's conversions or knockdown.

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face down (character specific). Floats on hit. Forced prorate 50%.

Air Throw

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
60 88 pixels - - - - - -

A decent air throw that knocks down. Can convert in the corner, or with meter.

  • Doesn't lock the opponent's burst, but is absolutely burst safe unless done right off the ground.
  • Converts in the corner to 5K > BR/SW Loop/whatever, or (f.S) > FB Fafnir from midscreen or near the corner for a knockdown and some decent damage.
  • On CH floats higher. Allows easy midscreen conversions.

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face up. Floats on hit (untechable for 60F). Dizzy modifier x1.5. Forced prorate 50%.

Dead Angle Attack

Special Moves

Gun Flame

236P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
50→42→30→30 All 21 9×2,6×2 Total 50 -3 - 3→3→2→2

Ground hugging, very active flame projectile integral to Sol's pressure and oki game. Active for long enough that when dropped on them on oki, they must either block or attempt a reversal.

  • Will cover Sol's approach with an FRC. This FRC also resets pressure and Sol's position when done close enough.
  • Does high damage in combos, especially in the corner.
  • Can be jumped over, but the FRC lets you react and catch them.
  • Counter hit state for the entire duration, making the FRC vital. Note: When GF is cancelled into, the FRC window will be delayed mid-string due to hit/blockstop.
  • Advanced tech: Gunflame can be combo'd into against a grounded, crouching opponent, by cancelling into GF from a level 5 move, FRC'ing it, and linking an, at slowest 5F normal before the Gunflame goes active. E.g: xx > 2H > GF FRC > 5P > (GF hits) > xx

Very useful tool when used properly. Must be spaced closely to prevent jump outs and allow Sol back in safely mid pressure, but sharper opponents will recognize and reversal through this.

Gun Flame Feint

214P

Volcanic Viper

623S or 623H

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
623S 20, 36 Mid 7 3(3)11 21+10 after landing -28 1~9F All
10~13F Strike
3
623H 20, 36 Mid 5 2(3)18 29+8 after landing -43 1~6F All
7~11F Strike
3

Godly DP with a massive hitbox. The greatest. Ever.

623S: Lower to the ground version.

  • Can be canceled into the followup kick on whiff to mix up Sol's recovery timing. Converts to knockdown about 95% of the time.
  • Leads to a full conversion if the first hit is RC'd, or if the 2nd part counter hits.
  • Tied for the slowest version of the move at 7F, but with some of the most invulnerability.
  • Note - all grounded versions: must be jump installed in order to airdash or double jump on RC.

Breaks through even the smallest gaps. Using the knockdown kick sets up oki, but on whiff/block, the followup puts you in CH state. Commands respect in order to be completely baited.


623H: Massive DP version. Big Anti-Air callout, unrivaled in combined speed and vertical reach. Eats up the sky.

  • Slightly faster and more damage than the S version.
  • Similarly converts if the 1st hit is RC'd or the 2nd part counter hits.
  • Can be difficult to punish if done with running momentum: some characters lack the means to reach Sol without meter.
  • Leniency to the followup is slightly more difficult, and must be delayed a bit.

Air Volcanic Viper

j.623S or j.623H

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
j.623S 36, 24 All 5 2(3)9 Until landing+10 - 1~9F Strike 3
j.623H 46, 26 All 5 2(3)18 Until landing+10 - 1~9F Strike 3

j.623S: Easy air combo ender. Has the most leniency into combo'ing into the followup kick of any air VV.

  • Also works as an air reversal, but is air blockable without FD, and is only strike invuln.
  • Completely cuts Sol's air momentum when you RC the first hit, leading to airdash mixups or continued strings on block.
    • This RC will make Sol fall straight down. You can TK this move and RC it immediately, and with some very tight timing, you can tag an opponent with a quick overhead before you hit the ground...
  • Can convert to longer combos if the first hit is RC'd.

j.623H: Situational air knockdown tool with slight more damage. Higher reaching aerial VV, but not as high as the grounded version.

  • Can get air knockdowns sometimes where j.SVV wouldn't, particularly on lighter characters.
  • Also air blockable without FD.
  • Lacks the same leniency to the followup as the ground H version.
  • Similarly to j.SVV, cuts air momentum when RC'd on the first hit.

Knockdown

Volcanic Viper > 214K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
16 High 12 4 Until landing+10 - - 3

Used after VV to score a knockdown, or delay Sol's descent, throwing off an opponent's punish timing..

  • Deceptively large hitbox. Can tag players pressing the wrong button.
  • Use wisely on VV getting blocked/whiffing, as Sol is put in CH state.
  • Hits overhead, but won't tag anybody this way.
  • Will occasionally hit players pressing a button after VV.

Note that against heavyweight characters, Knockdown will whiff after some grounded versions of VV, depending on whether it was normal or counter hit. Know your matchups!

Bandit Revolver

236K (Air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
236K 24, 36 Mid 9 5(11)9 2+7 after landing -3 1~3F Strike 3
j.236K 22, 20×2 All 6 3(14)4,2 Until landing+12 - - 2

Primary BnB knockdown tool, and catches players upbacking/fuzzy jumping without FD.

  • Leads to a safejump setup on knockdown.
  • Minute startup invul can make it a pseudo-reversal.
  • Keeps opponents grounded, though throw punishable if blocked standing.
  • Use caution: the second hit is unsafe on hit if the opponent is (still) grounded.

Combo filler for high meter gain, and tool for shooting across the stage.

  • Converts stray air hits into longer combos.
  • Loops from 5K and c.S, mainly for corner carry and meter gain.
  • Can be FRC'd before going active to propel Sol forward.
  • Second hit has extended untech time, allowing for longer BR loops and KDs where the 3rd hit would make it impossible.
  • FRC also used to extend aerial pressure strings, combos, or set up mixups.

Main conversion tool out of farther hitting j.Ds where SW Loop isn't possible. When close to the opponent, can be TK'd to start a longer combo. Tends to have more utility between moves than as a move by itself.

Bandit Bringer*

236[K]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
50 High/Air 32 6 9+4 after landing +1 1~3F Strike 5

Button check and big, slow overhead. Slightly plus, big damage combo tool.

  • Goes over a lot of things very, very slowly.
  • Large ground bounce makes conversions extremely easy.
    • Works best off of Gunflame FRC in the corner, works off of max-range, crouching CH 5H against most of the cast.
  • Has a Clean Hit, with no forced prorate.

Occasional FRC use leads to unusual mixups. Can also be RC'd on contact if Jump Installed for an airdash mixup. This move can work well to catch some fuzzy backdash attempts, and it can be very hard for some characters to 6P. As a result, one must usually IB Airthrow it or risng j.P in orther to beat it, IB Throw works depending on the range.

Fun Fact: Bandit Bringer will clean hit on crouching Kliff and Zappa, but Faust can crawl under it.

5P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
12 Mid 3 2 4 +4 - 1

Standard jab and occasional poke, overall a pretty niche tool in Sol's kit. Useful for frame traps, tick throws, etc.

  • Better than average startup. Can tag a lot of beefier moves during their startup or cooldown.
  • Clutch Anti-air, but lacks the vertical coverage of 5K/2H.
  • Strong burst bait tool due to its overall low recovery time.
  • Whiffs on crouching Millia, Faust, and May. Leads to whiff > throw setups.
  • Fast, plus on block and loses initial prorate. Low commitment way to catch mashing/jump outs.

Establishes offense. Gatling into it from 2P > 2K, if the opponent has been conditioned to block high in reaction to standing animations.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

5K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
14×2 Mid 2 1,4 7 -1 - 1

Privileged 2F normal that does it all: anti-air, abare, punishes, and fast enough to catch OS backdashes.

  • Works as a frame trap tool after Sol does a safe poke.
  • Preferred normal to OS with Sol's throw.
  • Note: a large chunk of the cast can crouch under the second hit, especially when hit or blocked from farther out.
  • Loses jump cancel. Hard to convert from succesfull anti-air. 2H is faster during DI making it preferable option.
  • Hitting on frame 2 allows you to Faultless Defense cancel it, while still having the hitbox connect. Although this is frame perfect, if mastered can lead to some incredible results

On air hit can still be confirmed from with 2H, but will only do so at low height. Mostly useful against grounded opponents.

Gatling Options: 6P, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

c.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
28 Mid 3 1 10 +3 - 3

Sol's main punish starter for meterless and non-counter hit combos. Versatile gatlings from all of Sol's lower level buttons, useful mid combo as a confirm/filler/stopping point.

  • Recovers quickly enough that 5K(1) > c.S lets you confirm a hit or a burst.
  • Leans forward during startup, letting Sol move past some hitboxes depending on spacing (e.g. Dead Angles)
  • +3 on block with very little pushback, still good for tick throws.

Can lead to Dustloops, Sidewinders, and TK Bandit Revolvers. Mid-corner combo against airborne opponents, can be jump canceled into a j.D for a high damage Sidewinder or Dustloop. In the corner, you'll usually start your loops with c.S > 6P.

Gatling Options: 6P, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

f.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
28 Mid 5 1 14 0 - 3

Extremely fast for its range, f.S is good for establishing offense in neutral.

  • Confirms into 5H or FB Fafnir from max range, gaining positional advantage or some moderate poke damage.
  • Gatling into 2S makes f.S > 2S pressure very safe and lets Sol make his way in.
  • For meter, converts at a decent range leads to 5H > Fafnir, can go into Tyrant Rave for some extra damage.

Be careful, Sol extends his hurtbox on the first frame. Active only for one frame and is easily backdashed, but recovers fast enough to maintain pressure on most characters.

Gatling Options: 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

5H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
44 Mid 6 1 13 +5 - 5

Slower, long ranged poke, punish, and combo tool that leads to big damage on counter hit. Difficult to contest.

  • Combos into Grand Viper up close or from a long-range counter hit, leading to Sidewinder Loops.
  • Confirms into (FB) Fafnir to let Sol get in from midscreen.

On CH against standing opponents, leads to Instant Air Dash > j.S > stuff > Sidewinder Loop, though Grand Viper remains the most reliable combo afterward. 5H goes into IAD j.P or j.K against airborne opponents, or after a confirm of xx > 6P > 5H when the 6P is landed somewhat close. Just don't get predictable with airdash pressure.

Gatling Options: 2H, 5D, 2D

5D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
20 High 18 2 12 0 - 3

Decent damage combo starter, but awful range. During DI tied for the fastest 5D in the game. Sol's only grounded overhead.

  • Leads to significant damage and a knockdown, especially with an Impossible Dust.
  • Horrid range and huge CH state window, but fast enough that whiff punishing can be tricky.
  • Substantially better in DI due to being safe, and on the cusp of unreactable.

Don't get predictable. 5D's range is only slightly farther than Wild throw and it is still somewhat telegraphed.

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face up on CH. Sol is CH state 1~20F.

6P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
32 Mid 6 2 10 +2 1~4F, 8~11F Upper Body
5~7F Above Knees
3

Prime corner combo launcher and counter hit fishing button, 6P beats out many poke attempts and confirms from nearly anywhere on counterhit.

  • Mid level hitting gut punch which beats many standing buttons. Blows back on hit.
  • On midscreen hit does not knockdown and forces you to go for pressure reset, in exchange wallbounces on CH midscreen.
  • Clutch Anti Air.
  • Does not cause prorate anymore.

Loses to many lows and low profile moves, pay attention to your spacing and timing. In DI better suited for counterpoking, but frame traps are still present and lead into good damage.

Gatling Options: c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

6H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
40×2 Mid 8 5,1 16 +2 - 5

Occasional ranged button, High-risk high-reward (on CH) Anti-Air. Not particularly strong by itself.

  • Decent stun and damage, but ends your combo without meter.
  • Cancel window lasts until the end of recovery for late frame traps.
  • Can be used in Dragon Install for higher Dizzy damage combos.
  • Pushes Sol's hurtbox pretty far forward, CH state for the whole move.
  • Has a difficult confirm into Grand Viper if it counters on the first hit.

6H will get counter hit very easily if used poorly. It is more difficult to contest in the air though, so air CH confirms lead to Bandit Bringer. Be very cautious about using this move.

Additional Frame Data: Dizzy modifier x1.5. Sol is in CH state for entire duration.

2P

2K

2S

2H

2D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
30 Low 5 2 13 +4 3~15F Low Profile 5

Amazing: mid-ranged, low profile sweep which can go under 80% of moves in the game, even during pressure. Your best friend.

  • Can go under bursts, Stun Edges, Johnny ranged pokes, other sweeps, etc. Will even score counter hits against some jump-ins.
  • Special cancel window extends into its recovery frames.
  • Free combo on counter hit.
  • Near-corner conversions into FB Fafnir when too far for regular meterless juggles to work.
  • Can combo to Clean Hit Grand Viper on normal hit against Jam, Bridget, Millia, and Kliff.
    • Further applies to May and Baiken near the corner, or if 3 or more hits precedes the 2D.

Leads into Bandit Revolver RC for a conversion. CH leads to Gun-Flame > FRC, mashless Grand Viper, or Gun-Flame > FB Fafnir to Sidewinder Loop. Also does a strong, unburstable kill combo by going straight into Tyrant Rave ver.Beta.

j.P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
12 High/Air 3 4 3 - - 1

Fast, general use air normal with a very active hitbox, and which shrinks Sol's hurtbox, letting it beat a lot of moves. One of Sol's best.

  • Good for airdash pressure due to its gatling options. Staggered self cancels can be used to bait bursts.
  • Can let Sol sneak past some Anti Airs due to the hurtbox change.
  • Easy, if scaled, confirms off of things like Gunflame.
  • Leads to Burst safe, character specific Sidewinder Setups.

The Hurtbox shrinkage can let you do lower airdash crossup setups. Vital in Sol's difficult SJIAD combos. Deceptively excellent.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.K, j.S, j.H

j.K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
22 High/Air 6 3 12 - - 3

Mainly horizontal. Useful for covering air backdashes or air-to-air out of a backwards jump. Better defensively than offensively.

  • Mostly for filler in SW loops, especially when scaling is too high for j.S/H/D to connect.
  • Occasionally useful in airdash pressure. Be careful as it will whiff on some crouchers.

Useful with j.P or j.S. Works sparingly if intentionally whiffed mid-string into land > grab, or late after a j.P to catch them trying to hit buttons. Try not to whiff it.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.K, j.S, j.D

j.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
25 High/Air 6 2 12 - - 3

Main safe jump tool. Passable jump-in

  • Primary combo tool for Sidewinder Loops
  • Occasionally works as a crossup out of a backwards airdash.
  • Leads to, and works as a fuzzy guard tool, converts against non-short characters with meter to RC.
  • Self cancellable during DI even on whiff.

Don't get 6P'd. Landed as a crossup, converts into land > c.S/f.S > 5H > Fafnir. Try cancelling into an RC'd VV while airborne to go for something tricky, like VV RC airdash j.S.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.K, j.S, j.H, j.D

j.H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
20×2 High/Air 8 4,4 0 - - 3

0 Recovery frames. Weird hurtbox. Lingers for forever. Pseudo-God Normal.

  • The shrunken hurtbox can make this outright impossible to Anti-Air with some moves.
  • Links into any jumping normal on hit.
  • Hit meaty and high enough off the ground, Sol can airdash immediately afterwards for an airdash mixup.

Very difficult to contest in any regular fashion. Useful in Sidewinder conversions. The recovery makes opponents tear out their hair. One of Sol's most used air options.

j.D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
40 High/Air 9 7 10+5 after landing - - 4

Large, damaging move with abnormally high untechable time that loops into itself, for the titular DUSTLOOP.

  • Launches on hit, useful in airdash and corner combos, can convert into delayed Sidewinders for optimal damage.
  • Fullscreen conversions on counter hit due to wallbounce.
  • Can lead to a fuzzy guard setup (too or from), can be the fuzzy guard attack against Potemkin, Eddie, Johnny, Anji, and Justice.

Partially responsible for Sol's obscene damage output. Works with 5 in a row in one combo with a 3-hit prior starter. Teyah them to death.

Additional Frame Data: Blowback on normal hit (untechable for 27F). Wall bounces on CH (untechable for 54F). Initial prorate 90%.

Universal Mechanics


Ground Throw

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
60 43 pixels - - - - - -

Average throw. Unspectacular unless done in the corner. Should be OS'd with 5K, or sometimes c.S.

  • Only knocks down 25% of the cast by itself. Leads to free conversions in the corner against the other 75% with 5K. Axl, Dizzy and Justice are comboable only in DI.
    • Bandit Revolver loop leads to 15-20% damage, more meter, and knockdown.
    • Sidewinder Loop does similar damage with [5K > j.P > j.K/j.S] or [5K > 6P > 2H > j.S/j.D] > SW.

Compared to Wild Throw, it's faster, safer (when OS'd), and is a reversal, but doesn't have WT's conversions or knockdown.

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face down (character specific). Floats on hit. Forced prorate 50%.

Air Throw

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
60 88 pixels - - - - - -

A decent air throw that knocks down. Can convert in the corner, or with meter.

  • Doesn't lock the opponent's burst, but is absolutely burst safe unless done right off the ground.
  • Converts in the corner to 5K > BR/SW Loop/whatever, or (f.S) > FB Fafnir from midscreen or near the corner for a knockdown and some decent damage.
  • On CH floats higher. Allows easy midscreen conversions.

Additional Frame Data: Knocks down face up. Floats on hit (untechable for 60F). Dizzy modifier x1.5. Forced prorate 50%.

Dead Angle Attack

Special Moves


Gun Flame

236P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
60 All 20 6 7 +7 - 3

Regular Gunflame on roids. Faster, has a massive hitbox, plus, and will combo into itself.

  • Covers an anti-air angle and makes pressure coverage faster and safer.
  • Easier to use for chipping out.
  • The FRC is moved to right as it goes active, changing its use.
  • Just fast enough to combo out of grounded, crouching, Lvl.5 hits.

Great for scaring opponents in the corner, or catching bad jump out attempts. Mixed in with DI's other tools, it becomes stronger when spaced out.

Gun Flame Feint

214P

Volcanic Viper

623S or 623H (Air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
623S DI 20×3 Mid 7 3(1)4,2 21+10 after landing -19 1~9F All
10~10F Strike
3
623H DI 60, 18×9 Mid 7 3,54 36+10 after landing -78 1~9F Strike 5, 3×9
j.623S/H DI 20×3 Mid, All×2 7 3(2)2,6 Until landing+10 - 1~9F All
10~11F Strike
3, 4×2

Godly DP with a massive hitbox. The greatest. Ever.


Ground S: Weaker version of VV, but has some altered utility.

  • Similarly strong hitbox, but cannot cancel into knockdown.
  • Same speed as regular SVV, but slightly less damage overall.
  • All three hits must be FD'd if airborne.
  • Overall not the strongest version, but usable.

Ground H: The hype machine. One of the meanest moves in the game.

  • Absolutely massive wall of hitbox. Reaches to the top of the screen.
  • Does double dizzy damage (1st hit), takes a buttload of health, and can still convert to knockdown.
  • The 1st hit does 60 damage and GB -1: one of the single strongest combo starters in the game on RC.

Air: Similarly weaker version as DI SVV, but the first hit is air unblockable.

  • Doesn't cancel to knockdown.
  • First hit being air unblockable can win you air-to-air wars.
  • Fully invincible compared to normal air VVs being only strike invincible.

Will work if they don't FD while air poking in blockstrings, but otherwise you should use with meter if you want to convert.

Knockdown

623H > 214K

Bandit Revolver

236K (Air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
236K DI 20×3, 50 Mid×3, High 7 3,3,3(9)9 3+7 after landing +3 1~3F Strike 4×3, 5
j.236K 22, 20×2 All 6 3(14)4,2 Until landing+12 - - 2

Stronger hitting version of BR with flame effects, and loops into itself easily. Last hit strikes overhead. Primary BnB knockdown tool, and catches players upbacking/fuzzy jumping without FD.

  • Larger active window for catching jumpers.
  • Knocks down with a bit of pushback for ending combos when DI is about to run out.
  • Leads to a safejump setup on knockdown.
  • Minute startup invul can make it a pseudo-reversal.

Combo filler for high meter gain, and tool for shooting across the stage.

  • Converts stray air hits into longer combos.
  • Loops from 5K and c.S, mainly for corner carry and meter gain.
  • Can be FRC'd before going active to propel Sol forward.
  • FRC also used to extend aerial pressure strings, combos, or set up mixups.

Main conversion tool out of farther hitting j.Ds where SW Loop isn't possible. When close to the opponent, can be tk'd to start a longer combo. Tends to have more utility between moves than as a move by itself.

Slam

j.214K during Dragon Install

Riot Stamp

214K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
40 High/Air 9 after reaching wall - 3 after landing -4~ - 1

Silly overhead transport attack. One of Sol's weirder attacks, but can be useful to surprise your opponent if they aren't ready for it, allowing to get in or an occasional conversion. On the other hand, this move is infamously easy to 6P, which can lead into a full combo on a good number of the cast. Don't throw this move out like it's nothing or you'll explode.

  • Hits on 14F when cornered, but will push out a lot of the cast and go right over some of them crouching. Starts higher off the ground the further you do it from the corner.
  • Airborne on frame 1. That and the high profile will get you out of Dodge against low hitting moves.
  • Doesn't normally lead to anything on hit, but full conversion on midscreen counter hit.
  • Can be FRC'd right before it goes active to fake into a low, or right as it hits (if early enough) for unusual conversions.
  • Auto Jump Install's on FRC allowing you to airdash after.
  • 6P bait. Don't do it fullscreen or you're going to die.

Wild Throw

623K

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
30 70 pixels 4 1 31 - - -

Great command grab with average command throw range but great startup. Sol's main mixup tool.

  • Full, damaging conversions from anywhere on stage.
  • Has burst safe setups with FB Sidewinder, with free easy resets if they take the bait.
  • Also has character specific, meterless burst safe setups.
  • Only in CH state for a short segment of its recovery.

Makes people wince when it lands. Meterless conversions can do 25%-55% damage. Usually followed with dash (2H) > j.D > SW loop.

  • Some meterless burst safe followups include:
    • IAD j.S > Sidewinder > (empty jump) SW loop
    • 2H > late j.H/Burst Throw OS
    • late j.H/block OS > SW loop

Fafnir

41236H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
40 Mid 19 3 27 -13 - 4

Slow, lunging punch, max range conversion tool and situation reset (mainly off of 5H). Gets Sol in more safely when combo'd into. Does not inflict a Clean Hit like with FB Fafnir.

  • Staggers on hit while moving Sol forward, putting him closer to his optimal range.
  • Cancels into FB Tyrant Rave for bigger damage with only 25 meter.
  • Leads to bigger confirms with an RC.
  • Can frame trap (with a wide window) due to its startup.

Most useful for getting Sol in from a faraway hit. Can combo afterward if the opponent is asleep and doesn't shake out of stagger. Slides on counter hit, but the recovery is far too high for a conversion. Not great in neutral. Exercise caution: fast mashers can recover from stagger fast enough to recover before Sol.

Ground Viper*

214S > Mash Buttons + Directions

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
8×7, 32 Low×7, Mid 17 4×4,2×2,5(20)3 37 -21 1~4F Above Knees
5~16F Above Feet
3×7, 5

Ground Viper is a Fast, instant–low–profile, advancing attack. These properties, combined with the disgusting damage on clean hit makes it a strong tool which can function both defensively and offensively. The unconventional input can be tricky to learn on certain controllers, but is worth mastering.

  • Number of hits changes depending on how many directions/buttons are pressed during the move.
  • Cannot be RC'd if the current hit did not make contact.
  • To use multiple hits, alternate between forward and back while mashing buttons
    • Alternatively, you could alternate between down back and down forward, or up back and up forward
  • For a detailed look at this move, see this tutorial video

How low profile is Ground Viper? Imagine low profile enough to go under 75% of moves in the game, and then go lower.

  • Baiken's FB TatamiGGACR Baiken 236D.pngGuard:
    All
    Startup:
    14
    Recovery:
    Total 47
    Advantage:
    -3
  • Venom's Dark AngelGGAC Venom 214236S.pngGuard:
    All
    Startup:
    7+18
    Recovery:
    Total 35
    Advantage:
    -
  • Johnny's 2DGGAC Johnny 2D.pngGuard:
    Low
    Startup:
    9
    Recovery:
    22
    Advantage:
    -8/+5/+8/+10
  • Burst, which can score a powerful reset in the corner

Sidewinder*

j.236H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
35 High/Air 9 4 Until landing+13 - - 5

Big flaming punch, wallbouncing staple combo move. with ludicrous damage output. Satisfaction Maximum, Guaranteed.

  • Requires precision: must Clean Hit in combos. Consecutive Clean Hits raise the base damage of following Sidewinders in a single combo.
  • Correct use leads to high damage, knockdown, and slight corner carry, from anywhere on screen.
  • Fully wallbounces on Counter Hit: occasionally useful in neutral or as a punish.
  • Can usually be looped 2-3 times midscreen, or 2-5 times near the corner, and still retain knockdown.
  • JAMA DA / KURAE NA

Standard SW loops repeat [j.S/j.H(1) > SW] x N. The jump direction is character and screen-specific, and will usually require some improvisation on top of practice. Empty jump Sidewinders also work, and do more damage as well as being burst safe. Bring the pain.

Force Breaks

FB Fafnir*

41236D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
60 Mid 11 3 17 +7 1~10F Throw 5

Fast, throw invincible sucker punch which knocks down. Much stronger version of regular Fafnir that's also Level 6 on block.

  • Has some invincibility on Sol's front leg, can low crush. Beats throws until startup
  • Scores knockdown at ranges too far for any other conversions.
  • Slides on Counter Hit or Clean Hit (works from 6P or 2D, or against jump out attempts), and converts to full combos a little over half the screen away.
    • Leads to f.S 5H IAD combos, slight mash Grand Viper, or dash up relaunches, spacing dependent. Very useful as a delayed Frame Trap tool.
  • Note: will whiff against crouchers off of max range 5H, due to opponent hurtboxes.

Tyrant Rave*

Fafnir > 64D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
25×3, 84 All 3+1 33 35 -6 - 3

A version of Sol's original Tyrant Rave from GG1 and X. Big damage combo ender and chip kill move. Only costs a quarter.

  • Large hitbox, multi hit move which is difficult to contest or punish. Generally sacrifices knockdown.
  • Damage increases with Clean Hits, makes for a powerful damage ender after even only 2 reps.
  • Converts to 5K in the corner off of short combos.
  • Strong for closing out rounds or scaring opponents due to damage output.

Even simple combos in the corner such as xx > [6P > Fafnir] * 3 or looped GF FRC BB into Fafnir > TR can do over 270 damage.

A max range FB Fafnir into this midscreen will whiff, but the last hit will land if they burst. Can lead to airthrow tech traps in the corner if they tech afterwards.

FB Sidewinder*

j.236D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
60 High/Air 9 4 Until landing+13 - - 5

Guaranteed Clean Hit Sidewinder, even on block. A godsend.

  • Gives Sol easier, and otherwise impossible combo conversions.
  • Hit from max range, it becomes burst safe.
  • Works as a punish on non-counter-hit as well.
  • Scales harder than regular Sidewinder for lowered damage output.

Starts or maintains Sidewinder Loops that might have otherwise been impossible, netting clean hits from afar while being burst safe at farther ranges. Works for all sorts of burst safe setups. The damage difference is fairly negligible later in combos. Never drop a Sidewinder Loop again.


How to score Clean Hits: For Grand Viper, hit with the point of the hilt. For Sidewinder, hit the clean hit hitboxes which can be found here. For FB Fafnir, hit with the upper part of the fist. For Bandit Bringer, hit with the end of the blast. Opponents must be airborne. FB Sidewinder will automatically Clean Hit, regardless of opponent's position and even on a blocked hit. Hitstop from a Clean Hit is 27F.

  • 1: Damage of a Clean Hit Sidewinder is 35 + 25 * (# of Clean Hits). Force Break Sidewinder automatically adds in 1 Clean Hit.
  • 2: Damage of Tyrant Rave when tacked on at the end of a combo full of Clean Hits is 25 + 30 * (# of Clean Hits) * 3 + 84.
  • 3: On hit, the opponent gains Tension Gauge and Burst Gauge based on 70% of the damage value.

Overdrives

Tyrant Rave ver. Beta

632146H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
80, 60 Mid 5+1 11(17)15 31 -15 1~8F Strike 5, 4

High, immediate damage cash out. Blows out your speakers.

  • Big hitbox reversal option. 1F post flash, so if they're dashing at you they're boned.
  • Knocks down full screen, untechable wallstick near the corner.
  • Combos into 5K when you're in the corner, and Grand Viper from a bit farther out.
  • Done from 2D or 5H as a punish, you get a quick, unburstable combo unless they burst immediately.
  • Can be done to bursts on reaction to blow through them for a big reset.
  • Pushes the opponent out fairly far, can be difficult to punish, but can be tagged between hits.

Has its plusses but TR is generally an inferior reversal to VV RC. RC'in the first hit on block can lead to mixups like dash in Wild Throw.

Dragon Install

214214S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
- - 19+1 - Total 20 - 1~19F All -

Extremely risky install super which is rarely worth the drawbacks. Buffs Sol's moves by making them faster and giving some additional effects.

Positives:

  • Acts as a reversal and screen freeze.
  • Sol gains access to Slam, an extremely fast and safe overhead.
  • S and H normals have their recovery cut enough that other normals can be linked after dashing.
  • More gatlings and jump cancels on air normals.
  • Can be combo'd into and out of if done from 6P.
  • Lasts longer with lower health (~6.5 seconds to ~10.5 seconds).
  • During DI, tension increases at a rate of 0.1% per frame.

Negatives:

  • You can still get hit by something active during the end of its startup.
  • 5K loses its jump cancel.
  • Drains all of Sol's tension and cuts his tension pulse when it ends.
  • Ends if Sol is knocked down (This is actually preferable to ending by the time out).
  • Makes Sol close to Negative Penalty and being dizzied (does not apply if DI ends with Sol being knocked down).
  • DI cannot be used during DI.

Dragon Install 2nd

214214214214P+H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead.
High: High or air Faultless Defense
Low: Low or air FD
Mid: Any ground block or air FD
StartupHow many frames it takes for the move to become able to strike the opponent. Startup includes the frame on which the move becomes active. ActiveHow many frames for which the move has a hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryHow many frames that the move must go through after its active frames end to automatically go back to a neutral state. On-BlockAlso known as Frame AdvantageThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This value is based on the first active frame. Invuln Level
- - 63+64 - Total 127 - - -

Potentially the worst super in all of Guilty Gear. Significantly worse than regular Dragon Install since comes with added drawbacks.

  • Costs a full bar for over six times the startup with no invincibility.
  • Lasts the entire round, at the cost of draining your life until it hits 1 pixel.
  • Kills your tension gain.
  • Drains your health faster than you can deal damage.
  • The extremely obtuse input actually works in its favor to ensure that you won't get it by accident.
  • Awful. Don't even try.

Instant Kill

Napalm Death

During IK Mode: 236236H

Colors

GGACR Sol Badguy normal p.png
GGACR Sol Badguy normal k.png
GGACR Sol Badguy normal s.png
GGACR Sol Badguy normal h.png
GGACR Sol Badguy normal d.png
Default P
Default K
Default S
Default H
Default D
GGACR Sol Badguy ex p.png
GGACR Sol Badguy ex k.png
GGACR Sol Badguy ex s.png
GGACR Sol Badguy ex h.png
GGACR Sol Badguy ex d.png
EX P
EX K
EX S
EX H
EX D
GGACR Sol Badguy slash p.png
GGACR Sol Badguy slash k.png
GGACR Sol Badguy slash s.png
GGACR Sol Badguy slash h.png
AC Sol Badguy normal h.png
Slash P
Slash K
Slash S
Slash H
Slash D1 Arcade & PC-Rollback Update Only
GGACR Sol Badguy reload p.png
GGACR Sol Badguy reload k.png
GGACR Sol Badguy reload s.png
GGACR Sol Badguy reload h.png
AC Sol Badguy normal d.png
Reload P
Reload K
Reload S
Reload H
Reload D1 Arcade & PC-Rollback Update Only
GGACR Sol Badguy slash d.png
GGACR Sol Badguy reload d.png
Gold2
Shadow2
*To select your color, press the corresponding button while in the designated "color set". Color sets can be toggled through by hitting the Respect button.
1Only selectable on the Arcade and PC-Rollback versions of the game.
2Available on home ports, and are selected by pressing the "Rec. Enemy" button on the Slash or Reload color sets, respectively. Gold characters are powered up versions, Shadow characters have infinite tension. Both are banned from tournament play.


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